Leisure tips

The Ammergau Alps - award-winning holiday region in summer and winter!

The Ammertal valley and the surrounding hills offer a variety of cultural and adventurous highlights. The unique natural surroundings are ideal for hiking, mountain biking or simply relaxing. In winter, give your skis a run down the slopes or step into royal tracks with your cross-country skis. There are plenty of good reasons why the Ammergau Alps are regularly elected one of the most popular holiday regions.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

  • 3 ping-pong tables
  • 2 billiard tables and table football in the basement (for a fee)
  • Disco and party room with professional music system
  • Hard football ground (free for everyone) and grass playing field (for a fee, for clubs only)
  • Basketball and volleyball court
  • Jogging track immediately by the Youth Hostel
  • Volleyballs, handballs, footballs, basketballs, badminton shuttles and racks etc. on loan
  • Sport centre with squash, tennis and badminton courts located directly next to the Youth Hostel!
  • Cross-country skis, sledges, snow shoes and shovels available at the Hostel.
  • Variety of board games on loan.

Leisure activities in the area

  • WellenBerg water park - with beach volleyball, slides, spa area etc.
  • Kolbensesselbahn chair lift and Laberbergbahn cable car - as much fun in summer as in winter!
  • Various mountain pastures and mountain huts with show cheese dairy for a refreshing break
  • Passion Plays and wood carving
  • Summer toboggan run and leisure museum at Steckenberg
  • Ettall Abbey and distillery
  • Germany's steepest free ride ski slope on Laber!
  • Family ski resorts on Kolben (directly behind the Youth Hostel), in Unterammergau and Bad Kohlgrub
  • Almost 150 km of cross-country ski tracks leading through the Ammertal valley - get on track immediately behind the Hostel!
  • Ice rink and curling sheet directly next to the Youth Hostel
  • New bike park and inline skate park by the Kolbensesselbahn chair lift
  • Horse cart rides through the Ammertal valley
  • Schliefmühlenklamm gorge and night skiing in Unterammergau
  • Reptile zoo at Oberammergau

Outings and excursions

  • Olympic site Garmisch-Partenkirchen with ski jump
  • Zugspitze and many other mountains between the Karwendel massif and Werdenfelser Land
  • Murnau, Mittenwald, Füssen and Innsbruck
  • Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Schachen hunting lodge and Wieskirche chapel
  • Staffelsee and Starnberg Lake, Kochelsee and Ammersee lakes
  • Höllenklamm, Partnachklamm and Leutaschklamm gorges
  • Germany's biggest climbing parks in Farchant and Grainau
  • Glentleiten open air museum
  • Eibsee round tour and boat tours
  • Various climbing and rafting offers
  • Ski resorts around Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald and in Austria
  • Countless mountain bike routes
  • Augsburg and Munich are within an hour's reach
  • Steingaden and Rottenbruch abbeys
  • Hohenschwangau castle on Forggensee lake
  • Königliche Kristalltherme (royal bath) in Schwangau and Alpamare water park in Bad Tölz
  • Reutte in Tyrol, Lermoos, Biberwier and Ehrwald
  • Mittenwald Violin Making Museum
  • Various local and regional museums
  • Walchensee Power Plant, open to the public; Buchheim Museum
  • Murnau Castle Museum and Münter House
  • Kuhflucht waterfalls in Farchant
  • Benediktbeuren, Lenggries and Sylvensteinspeicher reservoir
  • Olympic region around Seefeld, Jachenau, Krün and Wallgau

Continue reading show less